Apple News

WWDC 2021 is Almost Here!

This is the yearly event I look forward to. The event where Apple releases the beta version of the next operating system. The conference is all about software and in rare circumstances Apple has announced hardware but since this is a software conference, I wouldn’t...

Random Apple Things

I ordered AirTags on Friday and literally sat on the refresh key until the Apple store came back online so I could get my order in. It is ridiculous. I own that. There was a pretty good article that John Gruber linked to about how...

Apple Versus Facebook and Privacy

I don’t see how Facebook comes out of this smelling anything other than a big hairy turd that no one even wants to look at. They’ve already been caught in the small business lie which this article confirms. Realistically, it wasn’t a stretch to hear...

General Thoughts

I have a quick drive by style post about something that I think is important to the world in general. Diabetes and blood glucose readings. I read an article yesterday about Apple getting close to having the technology to read blood glucose levels without puncturing...

Thoughts on M1 MBP So Far

It has been a full day with the new laptop and I have to say that I’ve been doing almost everything with it. I had to install a crap ton of things and I have been doing all of that (including an operating system update...

M1 MacBook Pro 13″

I am happy to report that I just got my new MacBook Pro. I’ve been waiting for about a month as Apple had a backlog. So far, I love this thing. My previous MacBook was a 15″ and I actually wanted the smaller version. It...

5G on my new iPhone

This happened last evening in the middle of nowhere. 5G coverage in the middle of nowhere. Awesome.

Europe’s Extortion of Apple 2016 to 2020

I’ve written on this subject in the past so I won’t go on about it. #EUGeneralCourt annuls the decision taken by the @EU_Commission regarding the Irish #TaxRulings in favour of @Apple #Apple #EUCommission #StateAid pic.twitter.com/KoF6r1n82S — EU Court of Justice (@EUCourtPress) July 15, 2020 The...

New York Times Leaving Apple News+

…and I say, so what? I’m fairly certain that Apple will be around a lot longer than The New York Times. Legacy newspapers are dying. Having said that, I don’t think snubbing your nose at Apple is helping your brand stay afloat. Subscriptions are down....

WWDC 2020 First Impressions

Wow! I have to admit that my expectations were slightly lower due to the COVID-19 lockdowns. I just didn’t think Apple was going to get as far as they may have planned because Corona happened. I could not have been more wrong in my initial...

Headphone Debacle

I washed my Apple headphones. Ok. I also dried them as well. They still work. Because. Apple.

Telling Apple What They Should Do

I believe I have commented on this subject before somewhere on this blog but I recently had the opportunity to post a comment to the article’s author. I can’t remember which website this was because there are so many. I saved this to my desktop...

New MacOS Catalina Screensaver

This is one of the new attractions coming in the next release of MacOS. Catalina reminds me of the Mountain Lion upgrade where mostly everything broke for me as a podcaster. Audio is the life blood of an audio podcast. I remember having to boot...

MacWorld UK

Is entertaining to say the least… The folks in the UK are no more knowledgable about what Apple is doing than silicon valley itself. I do love their headlines however. Ok…wait a tick… Let’s take a tangent for a second. My sentence as it’s written...

Massive Group FaceTime

Epic #Apple #GroupFaceTime! Starring @UrAvgConsumer @MKBHD @ijustine and many more! https://t.co/aDwUCMllyH — Philip Schiller (@pschiller) November 18, 2018

How to Request Your Personal Data from Apple

MacRumors has a good article here.

Shazam!

Apple bought Shazam and I am very happy about this acquisition. Apple just announced that the deal has been finalized. Shazam identifies a song by listening to what you are listening to and then shows you what the name of the song is and who...

Apple Announcements

Apple will be announcing new things today. I’ve tried to avoid other folks expectations and guesses because I want Apple to tell me what they are doing and not some scrub on a fan boy website. Phil Schiller (Apple) has said that when leaks occur...

It is YOU

I’m happy that the author of this article is annoyed and my only regret is that I can make her MORE annoyed. Her annoyance is annoying to me. Poor…poor…snowflake. And for the record, I’m pretty sure that it isn’t driving EVERYONE crazy. I am not....

New iMac 27″ and HomePod

This morning I ordered a new iMac 27″ to replace my aging 2011 iMac. The reason I wanted to upgrade the old one was simply because of software upgrades. I cannot upgrade my iMac to Mojave and for me — being able to upgrade your...

Congratulations Apple!

Apple reached a 1 trillion dollar market valuation yesterday which makes them the first company to do so. Ever. Below is Tim Cook’s letter to his employees via MacRumors. Team, Today Apple passed a significant milestone. At our closing share price of $207.39, the stock...

Data Port Lock Down in 3..2..1

Apple. You brilliant bastard. Let’s see you get around that one GrayKey. Yes. I have written about this before. It just keeps getting better. Apple initially reduced the time that the data port could be active without a passcode to about a week. In iOS...

iPhone Survives 1000 ft Drop

via Apple Insider… According to WHO TV in Iowa the woman, Sarvinder Naberhaus, assumed the phone was gone, but upon landing she tried the Find My iPhone feature in an attempt to locate it. It didn’t work the first time, but before going to buy...

News App Fail

The biggest (and if I’m honest) only complaint about the Apple News App has always been the inability to remove politics from the news. I hate politics and I do NOT want to see ANY politics in the news feed. I see various promises that...

MacOS Mojave

Well, this is the only part of the new software that has given me any issues. The iOS 12 installs on my iPhone X and iPad Pro went extremely well and the operating system seems pretty solid out of the gate. I’ll admit that sometimes...